A discussion of Wordsworth’s autobiographical poem The Prelude as it shows the relationship between the growth of consciousness and the consciousness of nature. Author William Irwin Thompson is founder of the Lindisfarne Association.The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. Reposting should include acknowledgment of williamirwinthompson.org. Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.